Ian Casselberry is a freelance writer, currently based in Asheville, NC. He is an editor at The Comeback and Awful Announcing

Previously, he has been a contributing writer for Yahoo! Sports' Big League Stew, and SB Nation. In addition, he was a lead baseball writer for Bleacher Report. 

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The last 10 films I've seen 

Is it too early to say I've seen what could be my pick for best movie of the year? I'd be surprised if The Lobster is not at least in my top three. It might be too weird for a lot of people, but this is one of the most clever commentaries on modern relationships and coupling ever put on screen. Kind of amazing it got made, though Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz may have had something to do with that. 

Just like Film Comment does each month with two directors, these are the last 10 films I saw as of June 26, 2016.

Weiner - Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, 2016
Free State of Jones - Gary Ross, 2016
The Shallows - Jaume Collet-Serra, 2016
Independence Day: Resurgence - Roland Emmerich, 2016
Central Intelligence - Rawson Marshall Thurber, 2016
The Lobster - Yorgos Lanthimos, 2016
Begin Again - John Carney, 2013
X-Men: Apocalypse - Bryan Singer, 2016
The Meddler - Lorene Scafaria, 2016
The Nice Guys - Shane Black, 2016

Weiner will probably also be on that year-end top 10 list, and I'm mad at myself for not writing a review about it. What a squandered opportunity for a politician who had a chance to be a rock star in the Democratic party. Shoulda kept it in your pants, Congressman. 

I also wish I'd have written a review on The Nice Guys, which was one of my most anticipated movies of the year but felt like a letdown to me. Maybe I was expecting too much, but I was disappointed. 

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